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Proact Stadium (ATT 6,295) 1st October 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Mohareb

Chesterfld Chesterfield vs Colchester United Colchester

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M Antonio (30)

U's cling on to topple Spireites

Last Updated: 01/10/11 6:55pm

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Antonio: Hit the winner for U's

Antonio: Hit the winner for U's

Michail Antonio's strike secured Colchester a 1-0 League One win against Chesterfield at the B2net Stadium.

Leon Clarke struck a post for the home side, but Colchester defended well to claim their second away league win of the season and send Chesterfield crashing to their first home defeat since mid-August.

Chesterfield started well with Alex Mendy and Clarke unsettling Colchester's defence, but the visitors worked their way into the game and went in front in the 30th minute.

A corner was only half cleared and when the ball broke to Antonio, he drove it low through a crowd of players and past Spireites goalkeeper Greg Fleming from 15 yards.

The home side almost equalised early in the second half when Mendy cut in from the right and beat two defenders, but visiting goalkeeper Ben Williams turned his shot around the post, while Anthony Wordsworth tested Fleming with a 25-yard shot and Clarke turned Nathan Smith's low cross on to the woodwork.

Chesterfield had strong claims for a penalty waved away when Clarke was challenged from behind and the striker saw a shot flash wide in stoppage time as Colchester held on.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Milton Keynes Dons 27 55
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Swindon Town 27 54
4 Preston North End 27 47
5 Chesterfield 27 39
6 Sheffield United 25 39
7 Rochdale 26 38
8 Bradford City 26 37
9 Fleetwood Town 27 37
10 Oldham Athletic 26 37
11 Peterborough United 27 37
12 Doncaster Rovers 26 36
13 Notts County 27 35
14 Port Vale 28 35
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Scunthorpe United 25 33
17 Barnsley 26 32
18 Gillingham 27 31
19 Coventry City 28 31
20 Crewe Alexandra 27 29
21 Colchester United 27 28
22 Crawley Town 28 27
23 Leyton Orient 27 26
24 Yeovil Town 28 25